I had a D & C yesterday.
I learned a lot in the process. From what I understand:
Estrogen creates that roundness(breasts, abdomen, building up soft stuff for a baby to grow in, and then releasing the egg each month. Progesterone causes the riddance of it all, the period.
When you begin to miss periods, it is because your brain is telling your body it doesn't need to have babies anymore. Progesterone is the first to take the order seriously. Estrogen is desperate, keeps releasing all that fertility goddess stuff. (Hence the "these CAN'T be mine" breasts and "meno-pooch").
It seems when you miss periods in perimemopause, the lining builds up continuosly, and never gets released.
(I had missed every 2 or 3 for a year, and then 5 in a row.)
I think the low dose pills (progesterone) help keep the lining shedding each month.
I'm not sure what the soy porducts are supposed to do, but I think it's time to find out!
Sorry if it's TMI...
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